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The main lead, Jun Long, has left home to study in Taipei, only to return to be the keeper of the family grocery store after his grandfather has gotten ill. However, he is not just guarding the store, but also the rich emotions and sentiments within it, and Jung Long’s memories of growing up are once again reawakened by his return. Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(台灣)
  • Русский
  • Français
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Aug 16, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: CTS SET TV StarTV
  • Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 296 users)
  • Ranked: #2561
  • Popularity: #7202
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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Completed
Grumpy Witch
5 people found this review helpful
Mar 24, 2024
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
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Nostalgic

This was such a great little drama. I had never heard about it before and I'm glad I came across it.

The drama features good acting, story, cinematography, and OST which pairs well with the story. The story is not told lineally and uses flashbacks as one of its main storytelling devices. I greatly enjoyed it in this show because all the regulars got a backstory and it showed how characters developed into who they were in the present. The ones who did not get a fully fleshed out background story, still received a little attention in the future. This was one of my favorite things as it really helped me care about each and every one of them. Even the most hateful one had my sympathy, for about 2 seconds, but still had it.

It was also interesting for me to see similarities in the way the characters grew up, going to the corner store, getting cheap candy and thinking it was the best, and playing in the streets with friends. The traveling grocery van Jun Long came up with is especially nostalgic. It brought back memories of "la guaguita del pan" from my childhood. Its main product was the bakery bread, but it was like a traveling grocery store. We would all run to the corner while yelling, "we we we", so it would stop when we wanted to buy something. The prerecorded message was similar too.

My main complaints are that, even though I enjoyed the flashbacks, they repeated some of them one too many times, some closures were half arsed, and that extra scene after "the ending" was unnecessary. Especially, if there is no season 2, even almost 5 years later.

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ann
6 people found this review helpful
Sep 13, 2020
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 9.0

Simple yet realistic

“Sometimes, I feel that each and every one of us is like a wandering planet. Only because we both got lost were we able to meet.”
I guess it’s a fate that our male lead went back to his childhood place to continue running his grandfather’s store.
This story is about opening and closing chapter of your life. Opening for new memories and remembering what it was like going back to your childhood place, closing for the wounds to heal, for the words left unsaid and for the questions left unanswered.
The place itself feels like us viewers(in my opinion) as we can witness the story from the grandfather’s life to the grandson. The store itself watched the people as they come and go of this countryside.
The relationships of our main lead to all the people in the town is superb. They are taking care of each other, specially our elders to him, guiding him and explaining to him what to do for the store. I love how the elders remind him of the memories he had lost and how simple and nice the life at the countryside. We can also in the first five episodes the struggle of our male lead to make decisions that will affect the rest of his life. And overall, the people at the town feels like a one whole family as they know each other very well.
The acting for this drama is good but needs improvement, sometimes I don’t get the emotion of each characters. I don’t feel the chemistry of the two main leads sometimes. But the acting of the people who are portraying the grandfather’s life is on point. As being said, that is the one who standout for me in this drama.
The OST in this drama is decent as well as the BGM. And the male lead can sing too! I love his voice when he was singing in this drama. (may be a spoiler or not)
If you want a healing drama again, then this is a nice rewatch for you. It’s light and heavy at the same but it will give you the healing feeling that we are all looking for when we are feeling down. So for me, whenever I feel like that I’m sure I’ll pick this drama for a rewatch.

Overall 9/10 the actings can be improved but the story is what I love the most is the friendship of the boys in this drama. It is also lesson that we can all learn and remember. The forgiveness that we are asking for will be given to us at the right time. The healing after asking for forgiveness is a satisfaction that we can all have watching this drama.

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  • Drama: Yong Jiu Grocery Store
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Aug 16, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: CTS, SET TV, StarTV
  • Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 296 users)
  • Ranked: #2561
  • Popularity: #7202
  • Watchers: 1,282

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